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Weekend on the island of Korčula, Croatia

img_9133_800x533If you want to know more about the island of Korčula and explore it, too, we recommend taking more than two days, because you really have much to see. We arrived on Friday night and as we didn’t find transportation to the hotel Bon Repos where we stayed, we decided to take a walk (luckily we did not have too much stuff). Walk lasted about 20 minutes.
The next day after breakfast we decided to go to town, but we didn’t have to go on foot because luckily, we found a taxi boat that runs every hour. A pleasant sail takes about 5 minutes and costs 10 HRK per person. As soon as we arrived to the city of Korčula, we decided to rent a scooter in order to better utilize the time and get to know the island of Korčula. We were lucky because we have encountered a very friendly staff in the first agency we entered. This is the first agency on the island of Korčula - Cro Rent, engaged in renting watercraft, inflatable boats and a variety of vessels. We would recommend them to anyone, because of kindness, but also due to favorable price.
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We ride on the scooters through the city and continue to make in research through the beautiful landscape rich in greenery and Mediterranean vegetation. We stopped in a small and quiet place Žrnovska Banja, ideal for an escape from the city noise and rest in nature. If you prefer bathing and pleasant walks and peaceful, you should find a private accommodation with friendly hosts and simply enjoys the unspoiled nature. And if you like crowds, the city of Korčula is located about 3 km away.

After Žrnovska Banja we stopped at just a little higher place – Račišće, which is also quiet and beautiful village, with its beach, several bars, restaurants, post office, a couple of small shops and a few units for rent, which will be enough to rest and charge the battery for the new life adventures. ;)

We lost a lot of time visiting small towns, and the weather was unpredictable, so we went back a little further and explore the town of Korčula, which justifies the name Little Dubrovnik. Charming old town of Korčula is full of history and tradition. Its numerous churches, towers, narrow cobbled streets with charming restaurants and shops of souvenirs leave no one indifferent. We suggest that you visit at least the Great Revelin tower or the tower of Marco Polo within the Church of St. Mark and enjoy the unique view. These are some of the excellent location for those who want to capture special moments with the camera.

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After a rest and enjoinment in the afternoon drinking coffee, we went to Lumbarda - a place with numerous coves, sandy beaches and bars on them, endless fields of vineyards and a large offer of private accommodation. We were particularly impressed by the sandy beach Pržina which can be reached through the vineyards. When it comes to the facilities of the beach, there are two bars and a playground for beach volleyball.
The next day, unfortunately we could not take full advantage because we had to catch a bus at 12:15 to Vela Luka, from where we immediately had a ferry to Split.

We regretted for not staying longer on the island and visited other places, such as Brna, Prigradica, Vela Luka, Smokvica ... some of the most beautiful beaches in hidden bays and islands nearby such as Badija, Vrbnik, Proizd...